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  1. University of Bolton to Provide AED 25 Million Scholarships under UNIConnect Programmme

GEMS Education collaborated with University of Bolton to provide financial aids to their brightest and deserving students

Dubai, May 9th, 2018 – Furthering its commitment to helping families and making quality education accessible for all students throughout their schooling and beyond, GEMS Education signed an agreement with University of Bolton, Academic Centre RAK, to be an integral part of UNIConnect programme last week. Under this outreach Programme, University of Bolton will provide scholarships of over AED 25 Million to deserving students for the next 5 years. These scholarships are exclusively applicable for GEMS Education students.

After its launch in 2017, GEMS UNIConnect Programme have initiated its strategic scholarship partnerships with various international and regional universities providing scholarships and financial aid to GEMS students seeking admission at universities within the region and across the globe. This programme is one of a many initiatives GEMS Education is working on to help students with higher education choices. Offering around three levels of partnership – Platinum, Gold and Silver – to Universities and Colleges, this Programme contributes to different relationship opportunities for the institution and for the families.

“GEMS Education is proud to offer opportunities to make quality education more accessible to all our students. With UNIConnect initiative and fostering a number of strategic partnerships with renowned universities will give GEMS students exclusive scholarships to a range of world-class universities, with the flexibility to study in Dubai campuses or abroad”, said Dino Varkey, CEO of GEMS Education.

“GEMS Education has always envisioned working hand in hand with higher education institutions to promote learning, research and professional development on a global scale. UniConnect Programme allows us to offer all of our graduates an advantage with wider entry opportunities into partner Universities and Colleges. Our aim is to target and develop a world class hub for advice on post-secondary education, encompassing all the major aspects including career advising, college placement, assessment preparation, career guidance and more importantly help and support with sourcing scholarships and financial aids”, averred Robert Wilson, Consultant on Higher Education Initiatives at GEMS.

Being associated with the UniConnect programme, will allow the Universities and Colleges to create a long-lasting relationship with GEMS schools and students on a global level. This affiliation and partnership under UNIConnect will ensure that universities provide meaningful scholarships and additional funding towards a Scholarship Fund for deserving students.

“The University of Bolton for over a decade has been at the forefront of providing high quality, value driven, affordable and recognized UK Education to students in the UAE. Developing and maintaining high quality academic programs require amongst other things, partnerships with sound and reputable education facilitators like GEMS Education. Therefore, we believe that this partnership with GEMS Education and UniConnect programme will contribute to fostering academic excellence and will be highly beneficial to students seeking a level of education that is benchmarked with the best. We are very excited to offer scholarships to brightest and finest minds from across the GEMS Education stable of schools”, concluded Raj Nambiar, Academic Director, University of Bolton, RAK Campus.

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